Open Forum April 18-19 ,2015



    According to several posts on Facebook, longtime local hangout and great food entrepreneur Bubbles Pollack has sold the Pub restaurant and adjacent events building. The new owners of the facility have posted a Facebook page about their enterprise and have announced that the events building will become a “night club” named Scandals (how original). This “night club” will be a “show bar” featuring midget wrestlers, leather shows, drag queens, oil wrestling, etc. Looks like they’re trying to entice Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell to return to Evansville for a visit. Keep the Pub, keep the menu, forget the “show bar” concept – last thing Evansville needs.

    • You can check out their Facebook page by searching for “Scandals Night Club”. One of the owners, some guy named Aaron Hurley, has posted that they’re holding Show Cast Auditions on April 26 and they’re hiring “Model Type and In-Shape” male and female cocktail servers who will wear “risky uniforms”. Web site is

      • website says that Scandals will be behind The Pub; and The Pub will remain open in its current format.

        That being said: will Weaver and Missy be able to secure private sector jobs as dancers for the Female Revue and Male Revue, respectively ?

    • Related matter . . .

      Is it TRUE that the new Haynie’s Corner Pub is a gay bar ?

      As Seinfeld said ” not there’s anything wrong with that “, but if I order a Pink Taco will they know what to do ?

      • Go into Haynie’s Corner Pub and order from the waitress thusly:

        ” I’ll have a Sheepherder’s Special: A leg of lamb and a piece of ewe”.


    • The restaurant could only get better. As for midgets and drag queens, my dollars will be better spent anywhere else.

    IS IT TRUE – that Old Man Winter has been unusually hard on our streets and roads this year? … that City road-crews are out in abundance and working hard? … that we thank them for getting out early this year?

    IS IT TRUE – that it could be said that the Gateway to Evansville is her Riverfront? … and that a trip down Riverside Drive reveals many points of interest? … that our Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences … its’ Planetarium … the Pagoda … Esplanade … Reitz Museum … Tropicana … it’s Hotel and the Entertainment District are all located there? … and that much taxpayer treasure has been dedicated to revitalizing downtown … just a stone’s throw away?

    IS IT TRUE – that the Lunar surface in front of the Casino is dangerous and barely passable? … that visitors on foot … cross traffic there? … IS IT TRUE – that these rim-bending potholes … dips … ledges and lob-lollies may have rendered the stretch un-patchable? … that the repaving of this section of Evansville’s show-front is fundamental to marketing our town? … that this qualifies as a need … that trumps our wants?

    IS IT TRUE – that a jogger was a victim of an alleged drunken – hit-and-run driver – and was seriously injured – this week – along this very stretch?

    IS IT TRUE – that there is a Railroad Crossing just north of Second Ave on Fulton Ave … that will automatically empty your ashtrays and take out your trash?

    IS IT TRUE – that our readers could list a few other sections of roadway that need major overhaul?

    • Don’t worry, pretty soon downtown Evansville will start having it’s Spring/Summer/Fall events and the City of Evansville will begin shutting down Riverside Drive for every last friggin’ willy-nilly one of them and redirecting traffic on to Second Street. Come on people, for Christ’s sake, Riversude Drive/Southlane Drive/Veterans Memorial Parkway is a major means of egress into, through, and out of downtown Evansville. Stop shutting it down for every little namby-pamby, nickel-dime event!

        • Yes Cowboy but one of them is tied up with traffic 24/7 while they work in the US 41 and Lloyd intersection. It’s bad enough going on the Lloyd ( with all the stop lights etc) during the day when there were 6 full lanes to carry all the traffic. But now they have it down to only 4 lanes at that intersection and one or two of those lanes are left turn lanes or right turn lanes. The left turning vehicles really make it a one lane each way at times.

          It’s a lot faster to just go around the City using I-69 ( the great highway that your GOP Governor Mitch McDaniels worked so hard to get though) and bypass all the Stop lights. But then you get to Riverside drive where they Mayor(s) added more stop lights where there were none before and forgot to tell the paving crews to pave Riverside Dr. by the Casino. You know that Casino that brings millions of dollars to the city’s coffers and the State Government though the gambling pay offs to Government.

          Maybe it will be a moot point if the Casino moves to the North Side of Riverside Drive and build another casino building on dry land now that the State will allow that. Maybe then the Casino people will get on the Mayor to fix their front door Pride street right in front of the Casino. After all the out of town people that visit the Casino Tropicana would enjoy a smoother ride when they leave the Casino without all their money.

          But I would not expect a guy like Cowboy to fully understand the ramifications of not having smooth streets leading right up to the front door of one of Evansville’s cherished treasures. With all the emphasis on the downtown I’m surprised that they forget about basis services leading into the Downtown Area.

          Fix the pot holes and pave the stupid street Mayor!! Imagine a car hitting one of them pot holes and running up on the sidewalk and hurting a jogger or something.

          • Move You make it plain you don’t like much about Evansville. Why do you come into the city from your country estate ? Also you said you were retired, what is your hurry to get some where ? Relax take a different route each time, enjoy the drive.

          • Cowboy, Move is likely as I. The city residents are in general, good fellow
            county government citizens who have many of the same like/dislikes as
            we out in the county. Within the city limits are many businesses that their
            headquarters are anywhere but here. These business are not here because
            of “Evansville city government”, but of population concentration, rather
            the area is incorporated or not! There is not really anything inside those
            city limits that one really needs that can not be found in the outlining area.

            The issue is normally the mover and shakers of city government itself. This
            excludes all city workforce that are under these figure heads.

    • A few other Evansville roads that need repair? Start with Main Street, you know, where Main Street needs to be reconnected to North Main right through where the Civic Center currently exists.

    • Thank you for pointing this out. I’ve commented on the need to repave this road but you did it so much better.

      I hope that the CCO naysayers, who I think work for the Mayor, will take this back to the Mayor and see to it that he takes action and paves this street over to make it smooth as a baby’s bottom. Seriously I’m tired of having to dodge all the bad things in this roadway. Especially all the out of town and in town guests of the Casino who refuse to use the overhead walk way that was built for them to use to get across the street. Do they have elevators to help people get up to the walk way? If not they should put some in there. And a big fence should be placed along the divider in the middle of Riverside Drive by the Casino to force people to use the over head walkway and keep them from jaywalking across the street at the Casino. But that won’t ever happen. But they could at least pave the street and build a higher median to try to prevent people from crossing the street there.

  3. Is it true that there are 93 million people out of high school that are not employed?
    IS it true that the same report source which several poster’s of the above nugget have used
    of late, had also fail to mention the rest of the report.

    That this also included all retirees from 55 to 105?
    That baby boomers have hit the retirement age.
    That there was 143 million working at present.
    There were only 131 million employed at the end of GW jr. tenure?

    A quick google search has the “retire” population at roughly 42+ million!

    • Arm, You are going to wear this piece out. Whoever provided you with it may have to send you a new copy. In 2008 we were into a big economic downturn. Use 06 or 07 as a comparison. 55 isn’t a realistic retirement age, you should use at least 60. At least half of the increase in the last 6 years of those under 60’s on disability should be added back as unemployed. There are other pokes i could take at the numbers. I point this out to remind that numbers can be shifted to arrive at the point you are trying to make. There are a lot of people who make a good living searching and manipulating numbers.

      • Cowboy, one does not wear a piece out when it is mention only for the second time!

        Joebiden own website source if used in its entirely disclaims that small nugget that JB
        tried to project! Jb never bother to respond in which there was nothing to disagree with being it was in that article. Brought it up today because the same nugget was brought up again by the
        same mine set!

        Cowboy, there was no cherry picking on the numbers! When GB jr left office, that was the
        numbers used because they were on his watch! That be like national debt, and using Obamas first
        days in office numbers instead of what there is now!

        55 not to early to retire. Had you walked in my shoes your whole life, your out look at 55 be different!

        • Arm, The point is you are picking (and not you alone) the worst case on one side and the best on the other. I think if the two Pres.’s parties were reversed you wouldn’t use that comparison. The economy goes in cycles, there have always been downturns an a natural reaction is that there will be rebounds. I said 60 was a more realistic retirement but i actually think 65 is still the norm. I know unions and heavy manual labor jobs promote a younger age but it used to be that when a person does those kind of jobs they transition to less demanding jobs but continue working. If a person has their own retirement set where they can, they should retire when ever they want. Don’t know about your shoes. Thought you were still farming. I worked 1 an a half to two jobs for about 25 years. It was something i wanted to do an i was rewarded for it.

          • The original point was that several posters made it appear that there was 93 million “able bodies” not (wanting) to work. They failed to mention that in that very
            same article that all retirees were part of the unemployed stats.

            Only thing outside of that article was the info on 42+million retirees.

    • There ARE 143 million working at PRESENT. There was is past tense and present doesn’t work with past tense.

      Google Search? Is Google the only reference you can give for your figures. Google covers a lot og ground and most of that ground is not only very bumpy but it’s uneven and degraded. What source did you find on Google? One need the exact web site in order to verify your statement(s).

      • English Nazi?

        Joebiden had the link about 93 million unemployed in his one post. It could be found the early part of the week of that weekend of jb open forum feature.

        • Sorry I could not resist that one. I’m not a Nazi and never was. I just could not let the non-agreement of the past and present tense in the sentence to fly by me.

          Another one that I find interesting is the use of “then” and “than”. But I’m not sure if people who use “then” rather than “than” in a sentence are right or wrong. Maybe I was sick from school the day the English Teacher went over those conjunctions in school.

          But in case you also missed it here is some help:

          • Do not need a English tutor! When presentation becomes more important then what
            information is presented, then it is time for the offended to move to that next post!

            Mid 50’s and not changing now!

          • Moveon, a little poke is fine at times. Dismiss my previous post
            as a personal attack, but a general notation to all others.

    • IIT that CS is not funny? Almost anything goes on the weekends. Feel free to take a stab at it. The Ohio/Riverside drive paving project is one of the better off topics today.

      Today is going to be a great day to get outside and have fun in the sun. Enjoy the day and get off the computer.

      IIT that it’s time to cut grass again?

  4. My topic here is the Earthcare Energy debacle. The question to me yesterday from MoveOn about whether or not a fraud charge would be appropriate got me to thinking.

    In the case of the first $200,000 that was agreed to by the Mayor’s office and an economic development commission that was in the tank for what the Mayor’s office said, the burden of fraud would be on Earthcare’s executives or any other local power broker who advocated for that $200,000 advance. So that question is whether the Mayor was bamboozled by fraudulent statements or did he just get stars in his eyes at the prospect of attracting a tech company. My guess is that no vetting was done at all and that arms were twisted by some locals who were planning on getting a job at Earthcare. Quite frankly, I am sure that is the case. It is possible that Haney lied to get the check but it is also possible that the adrenaline rush of an announcement is what drove this poor decision.

    Then comes the time after that leading up to the City Council’s vote. Mr Haney clearly misrepresented the status of a patent that he did not have which could easily be construed as fraud. But then no additional payouts happened so what would the damages be. Additionally, to anyone who knows anything at all about the patent process, a 5 minute search on would have revealed that there was no such patent held by Earthcare Energy or any of its executives. I did that search and made it known to Councilwoman Riley, Councilman Friend, and several others. Still the debate about whether or not Earthcare had a patent raged on for another month or so before the realization was admitted.

    The $4.8 Million loan was clearly approved on intentionally false information. So who told the lie other than the Earthcare executives who stood before council claiming to have a patent? I am certain there were other local hogs looking for a trough who promoted the obvious lie. What you folks in Evansville need to do is find out who among you aided and abetted the false statements made before council with those midnight phone calls demanding support. When you have rooted those people out, neuter them politically forever and you will have accomplished something.

    As for collecting the $200,000 that Evansville is owed, forget about it. You can’t get blood from a turnip. Admit to writing that check after a night at the punch bowl of delusion, take the lumps for the indiscretion and move forward.

    As The Who sang, “don’t get fooled again”. That will take electing people with advanced mathematical skills and an understanding of basic engineering principles. Good luck!

    • Joe, I thought i read where the dept. head and others made a trip to vet this program among other things.

      • You think you read or did you read. Sources Cowboy Sources! Unless you can provide a source of your information it may be better to not say anything at all.

        I think that the Mayor was bamboozled by some swine myself. The problem is who’s the one to file any charges? Did any laws get broken by lying to the City Council Members? And if not why? Why can’t the City pass an ordinance making it a crime to lye to them when testifying in front of that body? I think that would be a way to go and would help prevent this from happening again. City council members can’t make wise decision on false information given to them. The US Congress has people testy in front of Congressional Committees all the time and they can put people in jail if they lie. The City Council needs to have their lawyer research this possibility. I know I’m not the only one that would like to see the city prosper. And if these thiefs keep stealing the tax payers money like this something should be done to put a stop to it ASAP. I know it’s not the City Councils money and they are not losing anything personally by these scandals. But come election time we should reevaluate each and every person in office at both the city and county level and make them accountable for what they did and WHAT THEY FAILED TO DO.

        Think about this when you get ready to vote. Oh it’s only the tax payers money. No biggie should not get your vote. Never again.

          • It’s fun to put him in his place. Normally IRL I try to avoid blow-hards. But Squirrels are fun to watch as they wave their tail around when they get upset. They might bark a bit and scurry up and down the tree furiously but they normally don’t bother anything but the bird seed in the bird feeders. I have a live animal trap for those types of critters and if I’m in a bad mood I just get the Gamo out and plug them in the head and bury the left overs in the garden.

        • With that ordinance include a claw-back on all the grants and tax breaks given with the promise of added jobs. An escrow account should be demanded to insure the government can retrieve any incentives when the claimed benefits are not achivied. If you claim 50 added jobs and don’t fulfill the deed, give back the tax break. If the ordinance is enacted can the council members still lie to other members?

          • Look at the US Congress and US Senate. They lie about things all the time. I guess they were at one time smart enough to pass legislation to give them immunity when they are in session or acting in duty to the country or something like that. That should have been over turned by the Courts.

            Don’t Christian’s consider lying as a “SIN”? And if so why do Christian’s vote for Sinners? I never really could justify that fact to myself when I saw my elders lying about things right though their front teeth.

          • This is for MoveOn. I believe the commandment you are referring to is “thou shalt not bear false witness”. That is a step higher than a harder variety lie. False witness is telling a lie that results in significant injury to someone like lying as a witness in a court case that results in an innocent going to prison. It would also apply to lying to a council to get $5Million. It wouldn’t apply to lying to your spouse about liking a pair of shoes they just bought when you really don’t like them.

    • I believe the mayor and CC were bullied into the earthcare deal by the African American community. Our leaders were so fearful of getting labeled racist that they signed on to a bad deal. I remember how upset Connie Robinson got at SBR for exposing this deal. There’s no reason to be upset about not getting the 200 G’s back, it had already been written off. Winnecke is probably kicking himself in the butt over this, he knew this was a loser from the start. The same as Weinzapfel and the homestead exemption deal, got caught, knowing he would get caught and now he’s kicking himself in the butt. What were these people thinking? Don’t they know how to ask for advice from the pros? I believe Vectren has some of the best engineers in the country and they’re really at the beck and call of the mayor, why didn’t he ask them? Earthcare was nothing but a payback/payoff that went south, shame the deals on the Arena weren’t exposed.

        • Yet they were silent. Vectren even agreed to a purchase power agreement given implicit cover to the device. The reality is that very similar devices had been installed and tested by San Diego Power & Gas many years ago. The writing was all over the wall yet everyone except for Stephanie and I remained conspicuously silent. Why is it that being courteous trumped being accuracy enough that many people were willing to silently allow the city council to make a decision that would have wasted $5 Million taxpayer dollars.

          Why has the Langston device still not been adopted three years after the Evansville debacle?

          • I remember there was a lot of consternation on the part of some CC members about voting in favor of earthcare. I also remember reading that CC member was out in the hall on his cellphone prior to his voting yes in favor of earthcare. Who was pushing CC members to vote for this giveaway?

    • I am sure the engineer in you was screaming nonsense as loud as the tinkerer in me. What exists in Haney’s design that could be patented? The motor is just a modern version of an Archimedean screw pump attached to a Tesla alternator. The same thing has been done with a turbine.

      Sadly, we had an engineer on the job, Dewey. Despite real engineers warning her of the issues, she ignored them. I would not want to fly on an airplane in which she was a lead engineer. She is typical of what causes engineering failures, tunnel vision that blinds one from potential failure.

      As far as fraud, I always wonder if the most greedy person is the conman or the one who wants to believe in something for nothing so deeply that he can be conned.

      One either needs to posses the knowledge to vet an idea, or one needs to purchase the knowledge. I think in the Evansville machine there is no failure feedback loop because there are no boundaries. They don’t know it is broken until it breaks.

  5. ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists preparing to strike from our open Southern Border?

    “Law enforcement and intelligence sources report the area around Anapra is dominated by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel (“Juárez Cartel”), La Línea (the enforcement arm of the cartel) and the Barrio Azteca (a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso). Cartel control of the Anapra area make it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.

    According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.

    Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.”

    This may explain US operation Jade Helm’s soon to be implemented plan of secretly placing our top Special Ops all over the Southwest, particularly Texas. Ignore the kook theory on martial law against conservatives (most of the military and esp. Special Ops are of far different political views than Obama), but it is very logical to conclude that Jade Helm may be intended to not alarm Americans that our porous Southern Border wil be the entry way for the next large planned radical Islamic terrorist attack:

    “Operation Jade Helm will bring a coalition of forces, including the Green Berets, SEALS, and special operations commands from the Air Force and Marines to Texas for two months of “realistic military training” in a simulated “hostile” territory between July and September this summer.

    Army Special Operation Command spokesman Mark Lastoria said soldiers would practice “emerging concepts in special operations warfare” in Texas.

    “Training exercise Jade Helm is going to assist our Special Operations Soldiers in refining the skills needed against an ever changing foreign threat,” he said.

    Among the planned exercises, soldiers will try to operate undetected amongst civilian populations in some towns and cities where residents will be advised to report any suspicious activity they notice as a means of testing the military’s effectiveness, said county law enforcement officials who had been briefed by the Army.”

    ” Army Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a USASOC spokesman, confirmed that there is an upcoming exercise called Jade Helm 15 which is scheduled to take place this summer at locations in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, California and Nevada. But he denied the event is preparation for some sort of military takeover.

    “That notion was proposed by a few individuals who are unfamiliar with how and why USASOC conducts training exercises,” he said in an email. “This exercise is routine training to maintain a high level of readiness for Army Special Operations Forces because they must be ready to support potential missions anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice.”

  6. Taxes, My county portion of 2014 property taxes were up 36% over 2013. This year is another 16%. I think the CCO needs to take a look at where this money is being spent. Is the Sheriff’s department still growing despite the city annexing some property in the last year or two ? Does every farmer in Armstrong Township expect his ditch dug out yearly and the bank mowed several times yearly ? Why are we spending money to build roads for increased county population. There are plenty vacant lots in the city to build on. If they want to live out there let them build their own drainage and roads. That is the way settlers had to do it in the good old days.

    • Cowboy, legal drainage ditches are maintain by a ditch assessment by how many acres drains to that particular
      ditch. I guess we could be billed by the city water/sewers rates like the people in the city were scam into!
      As far as road ditch being mown. most farmers do take pride and mow these right of ways periodically. Our County does do a very good job of mowing the shoulders on a good bases. State Highway department could
      take pointers!

      I which there was a way a person could turn back the clock to the 1960’s. All homes except farm homesteads
      would vanish and we become all “Rural” once more! That is one of a small few things we agree on!

      You show lack of knowledge on road ways. Most city main roads were county roadways at one time when those lands were in their 80 acre homesteads before being built upon. One can find the old section lines
      roads that was existing between different farmers land. Half section and quarter sections as well! Also the old trails like Stringtown, etc.

      You complain of county taxes which does do more for you then the city government would want you to think!
      Try the 26% increase on farm land and 9% on my resident that are city taxes who’s city limits are 9-10 south of me!

      • I know how drainage assessments work but they also have those Grade-Alls (?) that go around digging out ditches that have eroded in. I know we started all rural but that changed long ago. You didn’t address where the increases in taxes is being spent. Any idea ? As for farm land, from what i have read it it has been under assessed for years. It is set by the state and they just passed something to where it can’t change now like regular people’s property. The 9% increase on your house isn’t much of an increase. Would you sell your home or ground for what it is assessed at ?

        • Cowboy are you saying that Farmers at not “Regular People”. Tisk Tisk. Some farmers will not agree with your implication. 🙂 Farmers are as regular as anyone else. They just help feed people like you and me and the rest of the world. Which is why we provided for them and don’t tax them to death. If they go out of business where will you get your food. I seriously doubt you put in a garden these days living where ever you life. You speed too much time on this forum to be out working in the soil on your hands and knees. I wonder if you know that a hard day’s work is really like?

          • Move, I put the “regular people” in there as a joke to ARM. The second reason was it is a bait to someone who likes to see their name on a post whether it makes any sense or not. It looks like it worked.

        • Recently bought some farm ground and during the accessing process found out about ground in Posey Co that sold for $16800 per acre. Just Sayin

          • 1, That high dollar sale will be real popular with the neighbors who have like property. That puts upward pressure on their assessments.

    • No one ignores it or denies it. Global warming is a fact and agreed on by all. The exact cause is the question. Mother earth has survived changes for billions of years and will survive this one. There is absolutely nothing Obama or anyone can do to reverse climate change at this time. Maybe we won’t survive but mother earth will and the very tough amongst us will survive. This is just the nature of things. There are just too many people, people cause the environment to stress by over using resources, nothing is going to change. There are no deniers on climate change, this is something created by the liberal media for political purposes. And what Obama is doing is political, nothing but air, at least give us a plan so we can have a prayer. The most liberal state in the union and the most environmental astute is California and look at their mess. California has the 8th largest economy in the world and is losing the battle with climate change. Nature has a tendency to produce change to protect itself, if people are the cause of climate change then quit producing people. Maybe the tremendous increase in the incidents of the GLBT is an indication of mother natures effort to adapt to climate change. We need to stress the importance of abortions and actually give bonuses to women who have abortions. Most of the women who have abortions are liberals with a reduced sense of guilt and shame and usually don’t make good mothers so this is a win win. We could take the money out of our crime elimination fund to provide the bonuses. So V what are your suggestions on reversing the climate change?

          • Not a damned chance we’d share our plan with the stinking Evansville politicos now. However Evansville is only one small metropolitan regional sectioned even though their incremental infusion of toxicities has a rather large profile. Other’s that sport the same problems are far more cooperative in the evened and applied applications than what
            could ever be applied fairly there.
            Basically your local politics just plain stinks of flat out cronyism.
            Our group sees and records that stuff, and will be no part of it. Take that as an period.
            Maybe once the other more progressive areas set their profitable margins with the solutions offered, We could enlighten those local Evansville idiots how easy the solution actually is. After but not before.

      • Evansville could start by reducing their carbon signature. Second, you could stop shirking the horrid toxic influx of combined sewer overflows into the entire clean water balance of the Ohio river basin, and thus the planet. Have a good Sunday, you may rest, the planet will not, expect heavy rain, and adverse conditionals. That’s the new norm get used to it.

        • Then I guess we can blame CSO on the local democrat party. Remember sewers before stadiums and the democrats of Evansville voted in favor of the stadium.

          • Its a 60 year old problem, only now that even that old hard pipe infrastructure is shot, its compounded itself to aworse case scenario . I wouldn’t recommend anyone I cared about finding residence amongst that nasty Endocrine medicine hell hole, that is downtown Evansville.

            Those fools think they can build a twenty first century medical facility right square in the center of the abhorrent toxicity. Good grief.

          • Actually POV I blame both the GOP and the Dems for avoiding fixing the sewer problems in this County/City. They both are negligent in their duties in that arena. Neither have done the job when they were in office.

            I’ve seen official studies that the City did in the past that recognized some of the Sewage Treatment Plant’s problems. I’ve seen the damage to city facilities first had so it’s not just the citizens who suffer from the poorly designed combination sewer system.

            It’s a huge problem that is going to cost a lot of money to fix before it’s over. And the longer they wait to fix the problem the more it will cost. Inflation and all. And when people in the business know that the City is under a Court Order to fix the problem they know that they can up the charges as the City will eventually be FORCED to make the repairs or face huge fines and a ban on new sewer hook up by the Federal EPA. Forget the City EPA as it’s just a fake epa to fool the people. Remember it was the Local GOP people who first called the Old Smoke Abatement Department the EPA when they drew up the ordinance. One of the original Evansville EPA board members told me that the City EPA was designed to keep the Federal EPA out of town.

      • There is no doubt that Global Warming is a result of man’s industrial revolution and the burning of more and more fossil fuels in all the Vehicles, trains and planes around the world. Plus all the coal that’s burned to provide power in the form of steam energy to make electrical power to feed electricity to all the world. 7 Billion People all needing more and more electricity and power is the cause of Global Warming. Better hope you don’t live near the ocean seashore in the next few hundred years as that prime real estate is going to vanish under a rising ocean.

        • We like all life affect the environment. What we don’t know is how the environment will react. There is to much chaos to say x=y. While our environment is delicate, it is also resilient. So called global warming could just as easily result in global cooling and you will be ice skating on the oceans.

          • Agree with you IE

            This planet has went thru tropics & glacier cycles without human help.
            The Sun itself is said to go thru cycles of heat and radiant flair ups, etc.
            that effects us as well. People ignore the fact that the Sun is not a
            absolute perfect light and heat source.

            This does not condone trashing the earth, but we should not be the “chicken
            little” either!

    • What do you want him to do about it Joe, send in 140,000 troops, get 5,000 of them killed and spend $2 trillion re-building the country?

      By the way, I haven’t been on here much lately so I don’t know what’s been said pro or con about our foreign policy but it didn’t take me no time on here to find out if a Chinese kid wakes up with a pimple on his nose it’s Obama’s fault in your grief stricken mind.

      Again, what do you think he should do about it General and why can’t someone else in this God forsaken world take care of it?


      • I sure wouldn’t send one cent of aid to any country harboring any terrorist group.

  7. Topic: City Council at-large candidates, Democratic Primary
    Source: Evansville Sunday news, 4-19

    A nice presentation in chart form which compares the four candidates side-by-side. Impressions of each man:

    Dr. Adams: clearly has the best thought-out positions. He has a wide-margin over these other three in the brains and vision departments;

    Mr. O’Daniel: he is the nervous guy in corporate America who wants more and more data, simply because he’s afraid to lay down a position or make a final decision. An ineffective leader, always wants to leave himself an
    out. I think his last minute flip-flop on Earthcare characterizes these impressions.

    Mr. Weaver: he really is clueless. Almost all his replies were one sound bite (provided by others?). One exception was the question about the Shotspotter technology, in which he had to gush a bit about how great the EPD is, so as to hopefully gain their voting support. This man needs to be voted out.

    Mr. Alex Burton (newcomer): a 26 year old young man. I was distressed to learn he works at ONB, and given ONB’s leadership position in the cabal, one would have to wonder if he was ‘selected’ to run. Mr. Burton is so young it seems he is just now developing his positions. Many of his positions seem to be platitudes, without a lot of though behind them (but still a lot better than Weaver).

    In Summary:
    a) All three of the incumbents (Adams, O’Daniel, Weaver) did NOTHING about the audit findings cover up last May, so that is a strike against each of them, Burton was not in office; and
    b) foxy will vote for: Adams, O’Daniel, Burton.

    • Will vote for Adams, O’Daniel and Weaver. Weaver is a sure indicator of how things are going to go, he knows when the fix is in, votes that way and gets it over, the rest act like they’re thinking about it. Will vote for Winnecke in the general election. Gail didn’t stand up for Christians and her take on the SBOA indicates she does not think the general public, the tax paying public, the people of this city, US, have a right to know the financial affairs of our city and how our tax money is being spent. Just part of the old party machine, nothing new here folks. We need someone who will stand up and fight for us, not a fleebagger. Give us something Gail, something that sets you apart from old machine democrats.

  8. Lyrics for postbusters. Down with suppression.

    Main stream Media censorship post busters!

    If there’s something strange in you neighborhood,
    Who you gonna call? post busters!
    If there’s something weird and it don’t smell good,

    Who you gonna call? postbusters!
    I ain’t afraid of no post.
    I ain’t afraid of no poster.
    If they’re suppressing things running through your head,
    Who you gonna call? post busters!
    An viable plan slipping past your lead,
    Who you gonna call? post busters!
    I ain’t afraid of no post.
    I ain’t afraid of no poster.
    Who you gonna call? post busters!
    If you’re under the pall and forlorn , pick up the phone and call post busters…

    Musical score by
    For non-commercial use only.

  9. Obama’s foreign-policy errors result not from incompetence, but from a conscious agenda:

    “The president has an adolescent, romantic view of professed revolutionary societies and anti-Western poseurs — and of his own ability uniquely to reach out and win them over. In the most superficial sense, Obama demonstrates his empathy for supposedly revolutionary figures of the non-Western world through gratuitous, often silly remarks about Christianity and Western colonial excesses, past and present. He apologizes with talk of our “own dark periods” and warns of past U.S. “dictating”; he contextualizes; he ankle-bites the very culture he grew up and thrived in, as if he can unapologetically and without guilt enjoy the West’s largesse only by deriding its history and values.”
    One of the many reasons why Obama pulled all U.S. troops out of a stable and secure Iraq at the end of 2011 was that its democracy was, in his eyes, tainted by its American birthing and its associations with George W. Bush. Such a hazy belief that Western influence and power are undeserved and inordinate made it initially impossible for Obama to condemn ISIS as growing and dangerous rather than dismiss it as “jayvees.”

    “The chief danger in Obama’s romantic view of revolutionary societies is that nothing in their histories suggests that these regimes will ever cease aggression or adopt internal reforms.”

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